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2015 Orin Swift US Red Blend "Machete"

Orin Swift 2015 Machete

Winery: Orin Swift

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Machete"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: Petite Sirah with Syrah & Grenache

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: California

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 25,000

KWG Score: 92 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: December 21, 2018

Wine Review: This pitch black colored Petite Sirah based blend opens with a black cherry and blueberry bouquet with a hint of oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, rich and nicely coats your mouth. The flavor profile is a mineral infused stewed plum and mild blackberry blend with notes oak and hints of black olive and black coffee. The finish is dry and it big tannins are well-managed and show very nice length. I would pair this wine with sharp cheese by the fireplace. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Violet ink in the glass, a nose of black plums, cassis, and cacao engage. The robust entry consists of a progressing palate of blackberry and boysenberry compote, a reduction of dark plum and ripe figs, and pure Amarena cherry. Flashes of vanilla and traces of minerality evolve into chalky tannins and a smooth lingering finish.

Organic status: not organic

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